Glogster EDU

Why Glogster?
Glogster is a tool to create online posters adding different multimedia on it. You can write, grab or record audio and video files; you can upload pictures and use numerous graphics by changing them in size and colors. You can add videos fromSchoolTube directly on your glog. With all the colors, graphics and the multimedia, Glogster is a lovely tool to introduce new topics, create collaborative projects, online posters, invitation letters, timelines. You can embed your glog to your class blogs or wikis.

Glogster Training Videos

Glogster- Virtual Online Posters

Possible Uses

Other Possible Uses:

  • Use Glogster to replace any normal poster activity- science fair projects, section reviews, etc.
  • "Visual” essays/lab reports
  • Digital logs (with digital creations, pictures made/taken by students)
  • Online literary magazines
  • Personal reflections in images and text
  • Research project presentations
  • Comparisons of online content, such as political candidates' sites or content sites used in research
  • documenting science experiments or illustrating concepts, such as the water cycle
  • Digital scrapbooks using images from the public domain and video and audio clips from a time in history -- such as the Roaring Twenties
  • Local history features
  • Visual interpretations of major concepts, such as a "visual" U.S. Constitution
  • Build a library of sample Glogs by you or by former students, then ask students to create their own as a new way to assess understanding: you could even provide links to images and raw materials they may use (especially if you have students who need extra scaffolding), and they can work with them to sequence, caption, and write about the pieces.
  • After a first project where you possibly suggest "building blocks," the sky is the limit on what they can do. Even the very young can make suggestions as you "create" a whole-class glog together using an interactive whiteboard.
  • Consider making a new project for each unit you teach so students can "recap" by visiting the glog long after the unit ends.
  • Save student glogs from year to year as examples, possibly even awarding prizes for "best" examples.
  • Have upper elementary or middle school students create "glogs for understanding" for "little buddies" two or three grades lower.
  • Share your "glogs" on your classroom web page, blog, or wiki!

Glogster is great for students who...
  • are known to struggle with written words because its format encourages short and sweet distillations of content.
  • are visual learners because it focuses on visual literacy (not just the written word).
  • are musical because it allows students to embed music and play with the music in language.
  • are hands-on learners because it requires the creation of unique content that is not limited to pen and paper or word-processing.
  • are social because it encourages networking and collaboration.

Glogster Examples:

Book Reviews

Causes of the American Revolution

Classroom Benefits of Glogster

Example of a teacher sharing links with parents

Internet Safety

John James Audubon

Math Sites

Shakespeare Parodies

The File Cabinet- Teacher Tools

Web 2.0 Tools

Why Use Glogster

Additional Glogster Resources:

Glogster EDU Resource Library
The Glogster Educator Resource Library is a free 29 page PDF containing lesson plans and examples of Glogster used in classrooms. The lesson plans come with scoring rubrics are are aligned to national standards. The Glogster Educator Resource Library also contains links to additional sites offering media that can be use in Glogs.

Glogster Training Videos

Glogster Resources

Tim's Glogster "Library"

Make a glog today!